11.12 - 27.12.2009
Collection of the Century or New Retro by Sergey Zubenko
This is not typical beginning for contemporary art. Sergey Zubenko had spent around ten years for preparation of his first project. And this fact arouses bewilderment, and then – admiration. Because artist in a modern world is a participant of universal rush, and those, who do not make an “exhibition-every-half-a-year”, are usually outside the stream – they are not mentioned in the media, are not well known by curators, and not discussed by public.
For ten years, between studying in art school and his first solo show in gallery “ZEH”, Zubenko has created around 30 works. In project “Collection of the Century”, the artist exhibits mixed media – “ideal copies” of old vinyl records accompanied with music.
Interactive art of Sergey Zubenko plays notes, which are familiar from childhood; says worlds that are deep inside the memories; and re-creates openhearted romance of vinyl, which is still one of the best audio data medium. (Musical accompaniment of paintings is a copy of original vinyl record.)
In general: this is our new original retro, the art of several generations that have nostalgia for the beginning of the 20th century aesthetics.
One more detail. For years working on the project, Sergey had invented his own artistic method to portray lights in a picture - as well, as original vinyl records, his paintings reflect light in a special way, making the viewer believe that he sees real objects, proving that the art is an artistic skill, which has powers to confuse and force to change the angle of view.